The Italian Almanac

the Tiber river in Rome

Italian News - March 12

Divers and helicopters were searching the Tiber in Rome after a drunk United States student jumped into the river overnight. The young man, identified as Andrew Holter Douglas, 21, from the US state of Minnesota, and a companion took off their clothes shortly after 4am before plunging into the Tiber.

The companion was safe and returned to the home of relatives where they were staying together with another friend who had preferred not to take part in the overnight splash. The two only alerted police five hours later after they woke up.